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Facebook Open Academy

New for the spring 2014 semester at Purdue: Computer Science juniors and seniors can enroll in a course to participate in the Facebook Open Academy. Join students from 21 other universities to learn about the world of open source software development. You choose from a set of open source projects (see below), are paired with a professional software mentor, and dig in to making a contribution. The course includes an intensive long weekend in California to work face-to-face with your teammates and mentor.

Here is a flyer about the course and some recent publicity.

Purdue Course Schedule

November 20Release of open source projects (see list below)
December 9List of the students and their preferences for the projects sent to Open Academy organizers
Late DecemberStudents are assigned to projects and are introduced to their mentors
Late December/Early JanuaryStudents receive a 1-2 page “how to prepare to work on this project” document from mentors
January 13Students begin formal work at start of semester
February 7-9Kickoff event at Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, California
March/AprilVirtual project showcase (format TBA)
May 9Grades submitted/classes conclude

Available Projects

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